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Iraqi T-55 Heavy Tank - Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait, 1991

Easy Model Iraqi T-55 Heavy Tank - Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait, 1991




 
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Easy Model EM35027 Iraqi T-55 Heavy Tank - Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait, 1991 (1:72 Scale) "We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought."
- Saddam Hussein, commenting on the build up of Coalition Forces in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield, November 12th, 1990

The T-54 and T-55 main battle tanks were the Soviet Union's replacements for the World War II era T-34 tank. The T-54/55 tank series is the most produced in the world, and very widely employed, especially by former client states of the Soviet Union.

The T-54 and T-55 tanks are very similar and difficult to distinguish visually. Many T-54s were updated to T-55 standards. Soviet tanks were factory-overhauled every 7,000 km, and often given minor technology updates. Many states have added or modified tank equipment (India affixed fake fume extractors to its T-54s and T-55s, so that Indian gunners wouldn't confuse them with Pakistani Type 59s).

T-54 can be distinguished by a dome-shaped ventilator on the turret front-right, and has a SGMT 7.62 mm machine gun in a fixed mount in the front of the hull, operated by the driver. Early T-54s lacked a gun fume extractor, had an undercut at the turret rear, and a distinctive "pig-snout" gun mantlet. The T-55's new turret has large D-shaped roof panels, visible from above.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of an Iraqi T-55 heavy tank that was deployed to Kuwait during 1991. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 4 inches
Width: 1.5 inches

Release Date: October 2010

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Vinyl tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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